MIF API extension for combining IEEE 802.2
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MIF                                                        Hongke Zhang
Internet Draft                                                 Fei Song
Intended status: Informational                                 Boxin Du
Expires: May 18 2019                                           Mi Zhang
                                            Beijing Jiaotong University
                                                            Nov 15,2018
                                            

                    MIF API extension for combining IEEE 802.2
                   draft-zhang-mif-api-extension-802-21-09.txt

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Abstract

   The Application Program Interface (API) of MIF, specified in the MIF
   API consideration, must rely on lower layer functionalities when
   handover between homogeneous or heterogeneous networks is necessary.
   To improve the connectivity performance, the existing MIF API needs
   to be extended. IEEE is also aimed at the similar issue from
   different way. A kind of logical entities over the link layer
   protocol for handling the seamless handover has been defined in
   IEEE802.21. This document proposes a mechanism via integrating MIF
   API and IEEE 802.21 to support application service better.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................ 3
   2. Terminology ................................................. 3
   3. The Relationship between IEEE MIHF and MIF API ...............4
   4. The Extension of MIP API for Handover: A Case Study...........7
      4.1. The MN-initiated Handover............................... 8
         4.1.1. Get Information.................................... 8
         4.1.2. Information Post................................... 8
         4.1.3. Parameter Report................................... 8
         4.1.4. Check Resources MN................................. 9
         4.1.5. Resource Availability.............................. 9
         4.1.6. Connect to Interface............................... 9
         4.1.7. Resource Preparation Messages ......................9
         4.1.8. Establish Link Messages............................ 9
         4.1.9. Link Up .......................................... 10
         4.1.10. Handover Completed............................... 10
         4.1.11. Handover Completion Confirmation .................10
      4.2. The Network-initiated Handover .........................10
         4.2.1. Candidate Query Notification ......................11
         4.2.2. Candidate Query Result............................ 11
         4.2.3. Check Resources Net............................... 11
         4.2.4. Confirm Chosen Target............................. 11
         4.2.5. Establish Link Messages........................... 12
         4.2.6. Link up .......................................... 12
         4.2.7. Handover Completed................................ 12
         4.2.8. Handover Completion Confirmation ..................12
   5. Discussions for New Messages from MIF Perspective ...........12
      5.1. Get Information........................................ 12
      5.2. Release the Ongoing Connection .........................12
      5.3. Establish New L2 Connection............................ 13
   6. Discussions for New Messages from IEEE Perspective ..........13
   7. Security Considerations..................................... 16
   8. IANA Considerations ........................................ 16
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